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Doctor Who Will Be Streaming Exclusively On HBO Max Next Year

Published Sat Aug 03 2019 By Travis
Doctor Who Will Be Streaming Exclusively On HBO Max Next Year

HBO Max is gearing up for battle and they are bringing The Doctor and TARDIS along with them.

The battle for the domination of streaming services is heating up, and WarnerMedia is making sure it is not left behind when a slew of streaming platforms from major studios make their way to the market in 2020. To ensure people buy their subscription, WarnerMedia is taking the rights to the screwdriver, the TARDIS and Doctor’s witty charm.

Watch: The trailer for Doctor Who season 11

Yup, 'Doctor Who', is coming to HBO Max after Warner Bros. reached a deal to exclusively show the episode of the past 11 seasons of Doctor Who. The agreement also means HBO Max will get the right to air all future episodes after they arrive on HBO America. Doctor Who is gearing up for the 12th season and HBO and WarnerMedia could not be more excited.

The deal with BBC was an extensive one which includes the episodes of 'Top Gear', 'Luther', The Office, and 'The Honorable Woman'. The BBC shows will join the Warner Bros. show on the new platform which includes 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air', Pretty Little Liars, Friends (which was phased out of Netflix last month) and also other HBO shows like Veep, The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City and the mother of all shows, Game of Thrones.

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HBO Max is bolstering it's library with BBC shows. (Source: mcrumors)

Doctor Who, is an excellent addition to the ever-expanding library of HBO Max. The whole series comes with a huge fan base which was disappointed by season 11, but still, there is hope the new season will be better. Jodi Whittaker took over the role of the time-traveling alien who is only known as the Doctor.

“‘Doctor Who’ is one of television’s all-time, most beloved series, on both sides of the pond, and we are happy to be the exclusive streaming stewards for this BBC gem” the chief content officer at HBO Max, Kevin Reilly said. “Another series to further define the high-quality content experience consumers can expect from HBO Max.”

The poster for Doctor Who season 11.
Doctor Who is coming to HBO Max after WarnerMedia reached a deal with BBC. (Source: BBC)

Nigel Gaines, interim president of BBC Studios America, was also excited by the partnership with HBO Max. He said;

As any ‘Doctor Who’ fan knows, the iconic TARDIS is ‘bigger on the inside’ – and it’s a good thing because the TARDIS is about to welcome a whole new slew of fans coming to the show through this deal with HBO Max. HBO Max’s ambitious content line-up is the perfect complement to the ‘Doctor Who’ global franchise, in addition to some of our most award-winning and game-changing UK dramas and comedies.

The content from the BBC and the back catalog of WarnerMedia aren’t the only things coming to HBO Max. The streaming site is stepping up their original content catalog by adding a reboot of Gossip Girl, 'Dune: The Sisterhood' by Denis Villeneuve, Gremlins animated series and a comedy show starring Kaley Cuoco.

Dune concept art.
Denis Villeneuve is directing a Dune series for HBO Max. (Source: MovieWeb)

Those were the series coming to HBO Max, but the streaming service also signed producing deals with Reese Witherspoon and Greg Berlanti with Greg focusing on the young adult genre and producing four movies there and Witherspoon producing two films through her production company Hello Sunshine for the streaming platform.

The move is an attempt to bolster their library to make sure people are more comfortable paying for their service, with more content comes more assurance and guarantee people are going to pay. This is also a move to make sure they are ready to compete with another behemoth of a streaming platform from Disney. The mega studio is releasing their own streaming service in 2020 with a slew of original Marvel TV series, a Star Wars live-action series, and a vast library of movies and TV shows from Disney’s private vault.

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Disney+ is going to be a massive opponent in the streaming business. (Source: Digital Trends)

Any platform, even Netflix and Amazon need to be careful of the Disney service, so it is a nice thing HBO Max is expanding its library because in the upcoming battle they are going to need the Doctor and TARDIS.